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Councils bar campaigns from schools  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:14:38 GMT
The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds 
Safe standing backed by Lib Dems  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:02 GMT
The Liberal Democrats want to change the law and allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums. 
Day in pictures: 14 August 2014  Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:59:59 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 14 August 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall 
In pictures: The Maliki years  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki 
In pictures: Robin Williams  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:57:11 GMT
Career of actor and comedian in pictures 
Day in pictures: 13 August 2014  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:11:25 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 13 August 
In pictures: Framing Hope  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:55:21 GMT
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein 
In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis  Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants 
Day in pictures: 12 August 2014  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:31:54 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 12 August 
Secret recordings of a president's daughter  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:09:19 GMT
The secret recordings of a president's daughter 
VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:04:12 GMT
The 83-year-old still tied to Brazil's Big Island prison 
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:24:56 GMT
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat from some young Muslims 
Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet expectations?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:53:36 GMT
Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet voters' expectations? 
Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:59 GMT
How Syria's war has changed and spread in a year